atrick Addo Odoikyene, a 47-year-old black man, was shot and killed Dec. 30 in the 4200 block of Via Marina Court in Marina Del Rey, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Odoikyene was found in the early morning hours in a parking lot of an upscale apartment complex with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Witnesses heard multiple gunshots and saw a man “wearing dark clothing and a dark hooded sweatshirt” running from the scene.
Odoikyene was pronounced dead at 3:10 a.m. at the scene, said Ed Winter, a spokesman with the coroner’s office.
In an email sent Monday to residents of the Shores apartments, management identified Odoikyene as a “courtesy patrol” team member.
A person with knowledge of the incident who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was still ongoing said courtesy patrol members are employees of an outside firm who assist the complex’s residents and visitors.
Witnesses in the 4200 block of Via Marina Court heard two male voices arguing, doors slamming and then two gunshots at around 2:45 a.m, Lt. Dave Dolson of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
A former security guard charged with killing his supervisor at a Marina Del Rey apartment complex is due in court Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Byron Keith Street, 47, has been charged with one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation that the murder was committed during a burglary. Street is due in court Wednesday for an arraignment hearing. Street also faces three counts of vandalism of property worth over $400.
Street worked as a security guard at an upscale apartment complex but was suspended by Patrick Odoikyene, 47, his supervisor, for bringing his girlfriend to work.
Prosecutors say Street fatally shot Odoikyene on Dec. 30.